Dangerous banned crane calls Hoboken home
Banned crane finds welcoming arms in easy to schmooze Hoboken, NJ
Didn’t really want to get much into this latest Hoboken fiasco, but here we go again. You know that Pearson Education building going up in the last unfinished parcel along the waterfront downtown by the J.Wiley building? Well – the massive structure flailing it’s “arm” around is actually a banned crane from New York. Apparently the apparatus was deemed “dangerous and unsafe” by inspectors in the city.
Our clueless Mayor (probably blissfully euphoric from various political donations), completely allowed this (potentially deadly) contraption into our town.
Imagine if this thing collapsed and killed a handful of people? She still wouldn’t step down, and would figure out a way to craft yet another perfectly sugar-coated, finger-pointing press release at someone else. Heck, she’d probably WISH that some dreadful incident would occur, as she’d get more “free press.” Yeah, that is how politicians think – love ‘em or hate ‘em. That isn’t an attack, it’s point blank historical fact!
Anyway, another politician, councilwoman Terry Castellano went on the record condemning this action. “It is unthinkable that this crane was allowed to be utilized in New Jersey, let alone Hoboken, given its unsatisfactory safety history and ban at construction sites in New York City. I was appalled that this equipment has been in operation in Hoboken for months potentially endangering the lives of residents, visitors and construction workers. It is becoming apparent that our quality of life is taking a backseat to completion of this project. Already, the administration has waived laws prohibiting construction on weekends. Our citizens deserve better. This crane needs to be dismantled immediately and replaced by one devoid of operational deficiencies. Public safety should not be restricted by a price tag.”